Change Your Course at East-West University

Are you ready to change your course in life by getting a college degree? Our admissions team is here and ready to help answer your questions along with sharing more about what sets East-West University apart. If you're still early in the process, we invite you to call us, email us, or fill out our online request for info form to learn more. Ready to apply? Click the Apply Now button to get started.

One of the Most Diverse Universities in Illinois

One of the Most Affordable Tuition Rates

Over 32 Countries Represented on Campus

Personalized, Individualized Attention for Our Students

Academic Excellence and Renowned Faculty

Admissions Tailored for You

If you are a transfer student, international student, or veteran, we want to make the admissions process easy for you. Click the corresponding button below to learn more about specific admissions procedures that may apply to you.

How to Apply to East-West

Explore the first step to a brighter future. At East-West University, our number one priority is to provide the high-quality education you need to achieve your goals and create a better life. The first step is reaching out. Talk with our admissions staff to discuss your goals, our programs, transfer credit opportunities, and scholarship options. We're here to help you navigate the process and change your course in life.

You'll discuss available majors, scholarships, the goals that you have for your education, and any other questions that you have.

When you’re ready, APPLY NOW to start the application process. You can check your application progress by contacting the Office of Admissions at [email protected] or (224) 298-8937. International Students: Please see the International Admissions page for application steps specific to international students.

Take placement tests, as needed, in English and Math – free of charge
Note: Transfer credit may be individually assessed in lieu of placement tests

  • High school diploma (or GED)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official transcripts from all accredited colleges attended
  • ACT or SAT results
  • TOEFL results (International Students)
  • Application for Admissions (with non-refundable application fee)
  • Also remember to file your FAFSA if applying for financial aid (optional)

Please send transcripts and official test scores to:
Office of Admissions
East-West University
816 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Interview with us and we'll review your placement tests and application.

Application Deadline

At East-West University, our academic calendar consists of three quarters – Fall, Winter, and Spring. We accept admissions and enrollments on a rolling basis every quarter.

Admissions Requirements

  • GPA Recommended: 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; SAT/ACT Recommended.

Your Admissions Counselor may ask for additional documents such as recommendation letters and a personal statement if you do not meet minimum admissions requirements. If you have questions, please contact us.

Tuition and Financial Aid

College doesn't have to be expensive. Many of our students attend East-West with little or no out-of-pocket expense thanks to our low tuition rates, many scholarship opportunities, and commitment to keeping college affordable for students with financial need.

Did You Know?

East-West University has one of the most affordable tuitions of any private university in the Chicago area.

Welcome from the Director

Dear future student, 

It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as the Director of Admissions at East-West University.

Choosing a university is a significant decision, and we are honored that you have chosen to become a part of our academic community. At East-West University, we strive for excellence in education, diversity, and community engagement, and we are excited to have you join us on this journey.

Our university is more than just a place of learning; it is a dynamic and inclusive environment where you will have the opportunity to grow, explore your passions, and build lasting connections. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing you with a supportive and enriching academic experience.

As you embark on this new chapter, know that you are not alone. The Admissions team, along with the entire East-West University community, is here to guide and support you.

Whether you have questions about your courses, need assistance with resources, or simply want to connect with fellow students, we are here for you.

I encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities available to you, both academically and socially. Engage with your professors, participate in student organizations, and explore the diverse cultural experiences our university has to offer.

Once again, welcome to East-West University! We look forward to seeing you thrive and succeed in your academic journey.

Warm regards,


Katarzyna Petek

Director of Admissions

Visit the East-West University Campus on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago.

Tours of the East-West University campus are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 1-312-939-0111 or contact us at [email protected] to schedule a visit with us.

Watasha Hall

Students want to know what jobs will be waiting for them with the education they receive at East-West.  I’m here to tell you, there are endless possibilities!

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B.S. in Computer and Information Science
Carlos Trejo

East-West is a place where everyone is welcome. This is a place where you will be welcomed, a place where you belong.

Carlos Trejo

Computer and Information Science Major

It all started with East-West to help me channelize, gain visions, and to step up goals and dreams to the next level.

Ayub Syed

B.S. in Computer and Information Science

Study in Chicago: Accessible, Affordable, Accomplished, and Incredible

Whether you are a local Chicago resident looking for an affordable college education close to home or an international student looking for an accomplished degree somewhere new, Chicago offers many opportunities with easy transportation and access to countless famous attractions. Located right off of Chicago's popular Michigan Ave. in the heart of the city, East-West University is steps away from entertainment, museums, sporting venues, and beautiful lakefront parks along Lake Michigan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Attending college is one of the most important life decisions that you will make. We're here to answer your questions.

A: You can apply to East-West University by clicking one of the Apply Now buttons or contact us for an application.

A: You may check the status of your application by calling the Office of Admissions at (224) 298-8937 or contacting us via email at: [email protected]

A: View Tuition Information and file your FAFSA at (include East-West's school code: 015310). Our Financial Aid advisors will review your Student Aid Report once they receive it and present you with an award letter outlining your options for aid.

A: At this time, East- West University only has Undergraduate Degree programs.

A: Yes. Currently there are ten floors of on-campus living. View The Flats Student Housing to learn more.

A: East-West University is very accessible. Students can use the CTA trains and buses to visit our campus. Once you become a student, we offer Ventra cards to make your commute even easier.

Parking Garage Location
1E 8th Street
Chicago, IL 60605

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